What you'll do
This is a unique opportunity to explore London through creative writing (*no experience necessary). We'll meet at 10:30am and have breakfast together in a quiet and beautiful restaurant (Finch's Pub, in Old Street). And when we're done with this, we'll sip tea or coffee, while we do an exciting 2-hour workshop, exploring London through creative writing. Complete beginners are absolutely welcome. The workshop will introduce you to the basic elements of some poems and pieces of fiction about the experience of London, as a city. We will challenge you to have a go at writing, yourself, but you will never be forced to read your work aloud in front of the group. By the end of the session, you will go away with a free small Penguin book of fiction, a literary postcard, a poem and a short piece of fiction of your own (+ lots of new creative ideas to inspire you for the rest of your trip!)
I'm the founder and chief editor of The New Machine (Creative Writing): an online journal for beginner-writers. I'm also the founder of A Write & a Pint: a fun and social creative writing experience, here in London. I have a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Comparative Literature, and have spent the past two years hosting workshops, courses, social events and retreats. I see it as my job to champion amateur writers, and to encourage people trying their hand at creative writing for the very first time.
Breakfast - the pub does a great range of things and the quality of food is excellent!
A small Penguin fiction book. An exercise book to write in. A pen.
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Where you'll be
The entire workshop will be held in the beautiful, quiet, homely Finch's Pub, in Old Street. This is also right next to Shoreditch, which is one of the most exciting destinations for nightlife, as well as student and arts culture, in the city (so, you'll be free to have a walk through here, once we're done!).
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
No experience is necessary for this event. We absolutely welcome newcomers, as well as seasoned writers.
Writing - the London way (+ brunch!)
$56 / person
$56 / person